News archive from 5 April 2018

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn tips more European success at the Masters

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is backing Europe's top players to make it three Masters wins in a row at Augusta National. The Dane is revelling in the victories for Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter over the past month on the PGA Tour, and...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists his team deserved their three-goal winning margin against Roma

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde thinks his side merited the three-goal advantage they will take into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Roma. The Nou Camp has witnessed far more memorable European nights but Valverde's side...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Children's centre closures may be as high as 1,000, says study

Children's centre closures may be as high as 1,000, says study

As many as 1,000 Sure Start children's centres in England may have closed since August 2009, research for the Sutton Trust suggests. In the remaining centres, services for families are "hollowed out" and no longer within "pram-pushing...

BBC, 00:02 in Regional
 
Elderly couple left waiting on motorway for eight hours after breakdown

Elderly couple left waiting on motorway for eight hours after breakdown

An elderly couple had to be rescued by police after they were left stranded on the hard shoulder for eight hours after a breakdown. Tamara Harvey, 40, claimed her parents were repeatedly told help was on its way as they waited in their car on the busy...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Public satisfaction with councils’ frontline services “in decline”

Public satisfaction with councils’ frontline services “in decline”

Public discontent at the standard of school, bin collection and street cleaning services is on the rise as council cuts bite, says a watchdog. Budgets have been slashed by 6% at Tayside and Fife councils since 2011, with much of the...

 
Labour says ‘supersized’ classes are preventing closing of attainment gap

Labour says ‘supersized’ classes are preventing closing of attainment gap

Ministers have been slammed for breaking flagship promises to parents over class sizes. The number of primary pupils in classes of more than 30 has risen in Scotland by nearly half since 2011, according to Scottish Government figures. Alex Salmond put...

 

Why lottery funding for good causes is going down

Lottery operator Camelot has enjoyed a massive increase in its profits - while the amount of money donated to good causes had fallen dramatically. And it’s partly because of an unpopular decision to increase the number of balls in Lotto draws, an...

 

'Manchester City's defeat against Liverpool was a reality check... They have got a lot to do yet to be...

Manchester City got a 'reality check' on Wednesday evening after their 3-0 humbling against Liverpool, claimed Roy Keane. The former United midfielder felt it was further proof that Pep Guardiola's men can still not be considered 'a great team'...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Which? wants fire-risk fridges taken off the market

Which? wants fire-risk fridges taken off the market

Consumer watchdog Which? has called for plastic-backed fridges to be "urgently" removed from sale because they pose fire risks and could speed up blazes. Its investigation of 500 refrigeration appliances found backing material on almost half...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Eight ways to narrow the gender pay gap

Eight ways to narrow the gender pay gap

Thanks to the gender pay gap reporting requirements, we now know that 78% of UK firms pay their male staff more than their female workers. So what can firms do - realistically - to change? Here are eight ideas: 1. Better childcare Many women do not...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
What next for Trump's trade agenda?

What next for Trump's trade agenda?

There's no doubt about the big question that looms now for international trade officials. It is: what can they expect next from the United States under President Trump? For decades after the Second World War, the US was arguably the biggest...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Fighting Fantasy: counting down the 10 best gamebooks in the series

Fighting Fantasy: counting down the 10 best gamebooks in the series

Before consoles took complete control, gamebooks (where you choose your path through the story) were the main way for a kid to escape a boring, surburban life in Basingstoke and spend a bit of quiet time in a troll-filled fantasy world. Chief among...

Metro, 00:15 in Lifestyle
 
The Turkish orphans stranded after IS struggle in Iraq

The Turkish orphans stranded after IS struggle in Iraq

When Turkish fighters joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, many brought their families with them. With the militants driven out of Iraqi cities, authorities are now struggling to determine what to do with the hundreds of wives and orphans...

BBC, 00:19 in World News
 

Tom Watson wins par-3 contest as Jack Nicklaus' grandson hits hole-in-one

Tommy Fleetwood had an unexpected source to thank for avoiding the 'curse' of the par-three contest after Tom Watson became the oldest winner of the traditional Masters warm-up. Watson, 68, finished six under par in the nine-hole event to finish a...

Daily Mail, 00:19 in Sport
 
Cambridge ranked last in university fair access table

Cambridge ranked last in university fair access table

A new measure looking at how successful individual universities have been in trying to widen participation to students from all backgrounds has ranked University of Hull as the best-performing institution and Cambridge the worst. The experimental fair...

Guardian, 00:20 in Learning
 


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